Private Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

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Private Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Come and tour one of the most incredible places on Earth – the Vatican City - with a personal, private guide dedicated to you and your group alone for each and every minute. Visit the Vatican Museum, the Basilica of St. Peter's, and the world-famous Sistine Chapel on this unforgettable private tour.

Avoid the long lines other tourist groups have to deal with and enjoy our exclusive skip-the-line access to ensure you make the most out of every minute of your experience
Discover masterpieces created by some of the most renowned artists in the history of mankind, including Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, among many others
Journey into the center of the Catholic Christian world, and absorb nearly 2,000 years of history
See some of the world’s most incredible art – no other place on Earth has as much wonder packed into each and every inch of space
Enjoy the dedicated attention of a senior guide, steeped in the history of lore of the Vatican, who will truly enrich your tour experience

If you only have time for one tour while you are in Rome, you should consider taking this private tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica

A private and exclusive tour of the Vatican

It is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience – not only will you be able to see what is perhaps the world's foremost collection of Renaissance art and architecture, but you will be able to do so in the company of a private guide, exclusively devoted to enriching your personal experience every step of the way.
They will help educate you about the history of the Vatican itself as well as the Church which has made its home here. They will intrigue and educate you with stories and tidbits of information about many of the masterpieces, and how they eventually made their way here to their homes in Vatican City.

The Sistine Chapel, a true masterpice of art

The tour culminates in the Sistine Chapel where, surrounded by some of the most incredible fresco work on Earth, you can view one of the most famous pieces of art of all time – Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. The Sistine Chapel is also the place where the Cardinals meet to choose the new Pope: a place full of spirituality that you can't miss while visiting Rome.
You will scarcely believe what you will see and learn on this incredible, one-of-a-kind private, skip the line tour from ItalyXP – sign up today.

Learn more about Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica!

Before join this private tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica, you might be interested in learning more about your destination. What do you know about the masterpieces collected in the Vatican Museums? One of the most impressive are the frescos of the Raphael Rooms, where you can admire some of the most famous works of the Italian Renaissance.
Wanting to explore Saint Peter's Basilica at your home, to be ready for your tour? You can have a virtual visit by the official website of the Vatican! Otherwise, if you want to learn more about Sistine Chapel, check out this Wikipedia article.

More tours to visit Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica!

If your are looking for something within your budget, check out our small group tour of the Vatican, for groups up to 12 people, or our group tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Vatican Museums
  • Pinecone courtyard
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • St. Peter's Square
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-Line Tickets
  • Tips (optional)
Meeting point: 

The meeting point is close to the vatican Museums, or at the address you indicated during the booking process.
Further information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


Dress code: modest dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Large bags and umbrellas will need to be checked and retrieving these items can impede your ability to cover all the points on the suggested itinerary. Photos and videos are NOT permitted in the Sistine Chapel, but are permitted in the Museums, Basilica, and Square.
The itinerary of the tour - especially during the Jubilee year - may change due to unforeseen Vatican events.
The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays. Wednesday morning tours are not recommened as access to St. Peter's Basilica may not be available due to the Papal Audience in the Square.
Please, remember that if your hotel is more than 15 minute walk from the Vatican, we recommend you to book transportation services and driver with us at
Please note that live guide in some languages (Russian, Chines, Japanese and Portoguese) may include an extra fee.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.

Reviews of Private Tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine...

Reviewed by Juan F. from


This is highly recommended, your tour guide does it all for you, we did not have to worry about anything, visiting the Vatican never beed this easy and confortable. Thank you.
Reviewed by Martine from Francia

Visite passionnante

Guide très compétente et passionnée par son métier. A su captiver notre attention tout au long de la visite. S'exprimant parfaitement en français, elle nous a permis d'échanger facilement sur l'histoire et les richesses que nous avons visitées, ce qui a rendu la visite très vivante et enrichissante. Nous n'avons pas vu le temps passer.
Reviewed by Sylvia from Austria

Erklärung und Führung einfach genial

Die Führerin war einfach genial, sehr gut erklärt, typische Italienerin mit sehr guter deutscher Sprache. Die Bilder der Sixtinische Kapelle vorab anhand eines Buches genau erklärt war auch einfach genial. Obwohl sehr viele Leute waren behielt sie die Ruhe die dann auch auf uns überging. Die Stunden vergangen wie im Fluge und wir waren auch sehr froh, dass wir uns eine Führerin nur für uns zwei genommen haben, viel besser als in einer Gruppe durch die vielen Menschen, diese Ausgabe zahlt sich auf alle Fälle aus.
Reviewed by Martin from Svizzera

Grossartiges Erlebnis am kunsthistorisch beeindruckendsten Ort Roms

Zu zweit wurden wir von der sachkundigen und gut Deutsch sprechenden jungen Kunsthistorikerin Valeria durch die vatikanischen Museen und den Petersdom geführt. Trotz der vielen Leute um uns herum war dies ein sehr persönliches Erlebnis, denn unser Guide konnte zu allem und jedem beliebig in die Tiefe gehen, wenn wir danach fragten. So diskutierten wir über die Antike und ihren Einfluss auf die Renaissance, über die katholische Kirche und den Papst und die Geschichte Roms während wir die antiken Statuen, die Stanzen Raffaels, die Sixtinische Kapelle und den Petersdom besichtigten. Absolut empfehlenswert!